Tonight I was walking out the door to go to the store when I saw a package on the ground. Not recognizing what it was I decided to pick it up and look it over. It was a sample from Safeway, our local grocery store.
What was it a sample of, you might ask, knowing that something normal would never get me to write about in my blog?
You’re going to love this…
It was an Always pad. With wings.
Now that, in and of itself, isn’t ridiculously funny. The kids thought it was a blast. At least that is what my wife told me. But there was something that I found to be terribly funny about it.
You see, Safeway sent it to me. That’s right. A pad. Addressed to a Mr. Robert Gonzalez.
Anyone have any ideas what I can do with one of these things?
My wife’s cousin that lives in San Francisco is going to be moving to Seattle at the end of the year. To celebrate this move (yes, it is a good thing) they held a barbecue at my wife’s parents house today. They could not have picked a better day to old this gathering either.
The weather was absolutely beautiful today. It was sunny with a slight breeze. It was warm but not hot. It was just awesome. Actualy, it was perfect for a gathering of family for food and fellowship.
The burgers were awesome, the appetizers were awesome, the beer was awesome, the wine was awesome.
I mean really, there was not a thing wrong with this day. The kids had a great time, the adults had a great time. It was just an all around wonderful day. I wish it could have lasted longer.
And I really wish I would have found my sister’s truck keys. It has been almost a week now. And the only reason I am thinking about them now is that last Sunday when I left my in-law’s house I had them.
Oh well, at least the day was good.
Today I had the fortune to meet with a client that I have been working for for quite some time. They are from San Diego but had business to do up in Sacramento so we made it a point to meet face to face and talk. So today I drove to Stockton to meet with them.
I am glad I did.
They are a great team to work with. They have such an amazing understanding of their business and their customers that any developer that ever gets a chance to work with someone like these folks would be blessed by it. They bring such a zest to building a business that just about anyone could learn a thing or two about business building from these two.
Plus the drive was nice. The weather was good. The coffee at Peet’s was good. All was good. Except the number of people at the Peet’s in Stockton. Now that was just insane. I didn’t know that many people could be interested in Peet’s coffee.
But back to the business at hand. I have to say that I am excited to be working for this client. I almost don’t to use the word client because I feel that our relationship is so much more than developer<->client. Regardless, I am getting more and more excited about the work I am doing for them.
I just hope I can take some of their knowledge of their customers with me because that is something you can’t pay for but certainly pays off for all involved.
Yesterday was an especially crappy day for me. Again, not to whine too much, but…
I woke up early and got ready to go to work. I got myself dressed and prepared like I normally do. I made coffee put all my stuff in my pockets. All my stuff, that is, except for the keys to my sister’s truck.
I could not, for the life of me, figure out where those keys went. I looked all over the house, all over my Suburban, all of the yard, all over everywhere and the keys did not turn up.
Eventually I had to give up the search for the keys for the morning because I needed to get to work. I had to have my wife drive me to work and drop me off. Which is no easy feat seeing as she had to take the kids to their school, which is in Hayward, then drive me to my office, which is in Concord. Which meant that I did not get to work until about 10:30 yesterday morning.
And which also meant that I had no vehicle yesterday. At all.
Fortunately for me I was able to work something out that resulted in me being able to get to work with a minimum of fuss. But I have to tell you that this has been a very stressful time for me. This just adds so much more to the pile of crap I have been wading through the last couple of months.
I so cannot wait for this to end.
It has been said that nothing grows slower than a bad haircut (not even our current economic situation). I could not agree more.
I wanted to make sure I looked nice for the weekend. Actually, I just didn’t want to look like a shaggy dog troll. But since I had somewhere to get to on Saturday and very little time to get my haircut I settled for the fastest cut available. Which happened to be with a barber I do not usually go to.
And now I remember why.
My haircut is pretty simple. Use a 000 blade on the sides, straight up like a fade, then cut may bangs in front to about a half inch below my hairline, then trim the top to match. What I got was a grown out half flat top that never did quite live up to what I wanted or asked for.
Normally it takes my hair about four weeks to grow to a length that requires a trim. I think this haircut is going to need to go after a week. We’ll see.